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    Liridon Krasniqi fires Kedah to Charity Shield vs. 10-man JDT

    Liridon Krasniqi fires Kedah to Charity Shield vs. 10-man JDT


    Johor Darul Ta'zim Kedah (4) 1 (5) 1 FT-Pens Game Details Live football odds with bet365. Bet...

    Johor Darul Ta'zim Kedah (4) 1 (5) 1 FT-Pens Game Details Live football odds with bet365. Bet Now » GameCast Lineups and Stats Kedah have now won the last two trophies, with the 2016 Malaysia Cup followed by the 2017 Charity Shield. Liridon Krasniqi fired home the winning penalty to give Kedah the 2017 Malaysian Charity Shield at the expense of holders Johor Darul Ta'zim on Friday night. The Kosovar's spot kick provided the Canaries with a 5-4 shootout triumph after the teams were tied 1-1 at full-time at Larkin Stadium. JDT and Kedah earned a point in this match which also doubled up as the Malaysia Super League opener. But the visitors will make the journey home with the first trophy of the season to go with their 2016 Malaysia...
    Allardyce says Crystal Palace won't beat drop without more signings

    Allardyce says Crystal Palace won't beat drop without more signings


    The FC panel look at the congested relegation fight in the Prem and if anyone has a hope of making a resurgence. Crystal Palace manager Sam Allardyce fears his current squad is not good enough to avoid relegation from the Premier League,  Palace...

    The FC panel look at the congested relegation fight in the Prem and if anyone has a hope of making a resurgence. Crystal Palace manager Sam Allardyce fears his current squad is not good enough to avoid relegation from the Premier League,  Palace this weekend entertain an Everton side -- fresh from their magnificent 4-0 thumping of Manchester City -- having failed to record a win from their last seven league matches. Allardyce, who has never been relegated as a top-flight manager, is also chasing his first league victory since taking over from Alan Pardew in December. Crystal Palace Everton 3:00 PM UTC Game Details Home: 9/4  Draw: 12/5  Away: 11/8  Odds from bet365 bet365 PickCenter GameCast Lineups and Stats Allardyce has been desperate to bolster...
    Premier League 2 'not good enough' to develop young players - Guardiola

    Premier League 2 'not good enough' to develop young players - Guardiola


    Mauricio Pochettino says that despite Man City's recent results, Pep Guardiola is still among the best in the world. Pep Guardiola has reopened the debate over whether Premier League clubs should field "B" teams in lower divisions. The Manchester City...

    Mauricio Pochettino says that despite Man City's recent results, Pep Guardiola is still among the best in the world. Pep Guardiola has reopened the debate over whether Premier League clubs should field "B" teams in lower divisions. The Manchester City manager does not feel his club's youngsters are exposed to a competition of high enough intensity. His solution, to allow clubs to have a second team lower down the football pyramid as happens in other European countries, sparked controversy when suggested by former Football Association chairman Greg Dyke in 2014. It was debated but ruled out by both the Premier...

    Extra Time: Sebastian's first day


    With no Twitter questions to answer, the guys grill Sebastian Salazar on his first day hosting the FC...

    With no Twitter questions to answer, the guys grill Sebastian Salazar on his first day hosting the FC show.

    Shaka's Power Rankings: Chelsea to the top


    The FC crew strongly disagree with some of Shaka Hislop's decisions in this week's power...

    The FC crew strongly disagree with some of Shaka Hislop's decisions in this week's power rankings.
    De Gea and Romero 'equally important' to Man United success - Mourinho

    De Gea and Romero 'equally important' to Man United success - Mourinho


    Janusz Michallik says Luke Shaw is still not psychologically over his broken leg suffered in 2015. Jose Mourinho says both David De Gea and Sergio Romero are critical to Manchester United's success. Jose Mourinho has no intention of allowing...

    Janusz Michallik says Luke Shaw is still not psychologically over his broken leg suffered in 2015. Jose Mourinho says both David De Gea and Sergio Romero are critical to Manchester United's success. Jose Mourinho has no intention of allowing "equally important'' goalkeepers David De Gea and Sergio Romero to leave Manchester United. The post-Sir Alex Ferguson era teething problems could have been so much worse were it not for the inspired form of De Gea, whose performances have led to him being crowned United's Player of the Year for the past three seasons. Stoke City Manchester United 3:00 PM UTC Game Details Home: 5/1  Draw: 16/5  Away: 3/5  Odds from bet365 bet365 PickCenter GameCast Lineups and Stats Such form has done little to cool reports of interest from Real Madrid -- a club he was on the brink of joining in 2015, only for the transfer...

    Moreno: Ronaldo a victim of own success


    Alejandro Moreno says the struggles of Real Madrid and Cristiano Ronaldo create a perfect storm for criticism of...

    Alejandro Moreno says the struggles of Real Madrid and Cristiano Ronaldo create a perfect storm for criticism of Ronaldo.
    Jose Mourinho in favour of retrospective punishments for diving

    Jose Mourinho in favour of retrospective punishments for diving


    The ESPN FC panel share their thoughts on the FA's discussions regarding retrospective bans for diving. Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho would back the introduction of retrospective action against players who dive in the box. The Football...

    The ESPN FC panel share their thoughts on the FA's discussions regarding retrospective bans for diving. Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho would back the introduction of retrospective action against players who dive in the box. The Football Association this week confirmed talks were under way with the Scottish Football Association about the pros and cons of taking retrospective action for simulation. Since 2011, the SFA's rule 201 has given a disciplinary panel the power to impose two-game bans for acts of simulation missed by match officials or rescind yellow cards for players who were incorrectly...

    Would changing rules improve football?


    The FC crew debate whether Marco van Basten should have made rule proposals public, and how they would impact the...

    The FC crew debate whether Marco van Basten should have made rule proposals public, and how they would impact the game.
    Bayern Munich's 'will to win' carried team past Freiburg - Carlo Ancelotti

    Bayern Munich's 'will to win' carried team past Freiburg - Carlo Ancelotti


    Bayern Munich players celebrate after scoring their opener in a 2-1 win against Freiburg. Carlo Ancelotti credited Bayern Munich's "will to win" after coming from behind to beat Freiburg 2-1 as Robert Lewandowski grabbed a last-minute winner. Resuming...

    Bayern Munich players celebrate after scoring their opener in a 2-1 win against Freiburg. Carlo Ancelotti credited Bayern Munich's "will to win" after coming from behind to beat Freiburg 2-1 as Robert Lewandowski grabbed a last-minute winner. Resuming after a month's break from competitive action, Freiburg took the lead against the Bundesliga leaders after only five minutes through Janik Haberer. But Bayern's top scorer Lewandowski restored parity on 35 minutes, volleying home acrobatically from a corner. Below-par Bayern struggled to break down a resolute Freiburg side for long periods....

    Burley's Man City-Spurs combined XI


    ESPN FC's Craig Burley justifies his Spurs-heavy team of players from Tottenham and Manchester...

    ESPN FC's Craig Burley justifies his Spurs-heavy team of players from Tottenham and Manchester City.

    What to make of Pep's Spurs comments


    The FC crew evaluate the comments made by Pep Guardiola ahead of Man City's clash with...

    The FC crew evaluate the comments made by Pep Guardiola ahead of Man City's clash with Spurs.
    Antonio Conte on Chelsea fans booing Diego Costa: 'It's not right'

    Antonio Conte on Chelsea fans booing Diego Costa: 'It's not right'


    LONDON -- Antonio Conte insists he has no doubts about Diego Costa's commitment to Chelsea and says he sees no reason why the striker...

    LONDON -- Antonio Conte insists he has no doubts about Diego Costa's commitment to Chelsea and says he sees no reason why the striker would
    Pep Guardiola: Maybe I am not good enough for Manchester City players

    Pep Guardiola: Maybe I am not good enough for Manchester City players


    The FC crew evaluate the comments made by Pep Guardiola ahead of Man City's clash with Spurs. Mauricio Pochettino says that despite Man City's recent results, Pep Guardiola is still among the best in the world. Pep Guardiola deflects...

    The FC crew evaluate the comments made by Pep Guardiola ahead of Man City's clash with Spurs. Mauricio Pochettino says that despite Man City's recent results, Pep Guardiola is still among the best in the world. Pep Guardiola deflects blame from goalkeeper Claudio Bravo and says that it will take a team effort to prevent goals. MANCHESTER -- Pep Guardiola has defended the quality of Manchester City's players and questioned whether he is a good enough coach for them. The City boss has all-but ruled his side out of the Premier League title race ahead of Saturday's clash with second-placed Tottenham Hotspur who are three points clear of his side. City came in for plenty of criticism following their 4-0 defeat to Everton last Sunday but Guardiola said it was disrespectful to say his current squad isn't what he has been used...
    Pep Guardiola: Maybe I am not good enough for Manchester City players

    Pep Guardiola: Maybe I am not good enough for Manchester City players


    MANCHESTER -- Pep Guardiola has defended the quality of Manchester City's players and questioned whether he is a good enough coach...

    MANCHESTER -- Pep Guardiola has defended the quality of Manchester City's players and questioned whether he is a good enough coach for
    European glory, Simeone reasons for Griezmann to stay at Atletico Madrid

    European glory, Simeone reasons for Griezmann to stay at Atletico Madrid


    ESPN FC's Sid Lowe says he would bet on Antoine Griezmann staying at Atletico for their first season in their new stadium. Craig Burley evaluates some of the latest football rumours, like the possibility of Man United landing Antoine Griezmann....

    ESPN FC's Sid Lowe says he would bet on Antoine Griezmann staying at Atletico for their first season in their new stadium. Craig Burley evaluates some of the latest football rumours, like the possibility of Man United landing Antoine Griezmann. Steve Nicol delves into the latest transfer rumours surrounding Liverpool and Manchester United. While Antoine Griezmann says he's happy in Madrid, Craig Burley says Man United could be potential suitors. If reports are to be believed -- emanating from England, not Spain it must be emphasised -- then Atletico Madrid's star man Antoine Griezmann is all but set to pack his bags and leave the Spanish capital for Manchester United this summer. With Atleti having started 2017 brilliantly and the player himself on a roll, the links could not have come at a worse time. Several factors have been cited as to why the No. 7. would want to swap Rojiblanco for the Red Devils. These range from Atleti's apparent...
    Arsene Wenger: Late Arsenal winner against Burnley was 'a dodgy goal'

    Arsene Wenger: Late Arsenal winner against Burnley was 'a dodgy goal'


    Arsene Wenger has commented on rule changes, Dimitri Payet, China and Burnley ahead of the Gunners' meeting with the Clarets. LONDON -- Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has said his side's late winner at Burnley in October was "a dodgy goal." Wenger,...

    Arsene Wenger has commented on rule changes, Dimitri Payet, China and Burnley ahead of the Gunners' meeting with the Clarets. LONDON -- Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has said his side's late winner at Burnley in October was "a dodgy goal." Wenger, preparing to take on the Clarets in the return game at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday, said the match may have been the one in which the Gunners had been "most lucky." Arsenal came away from Turf Moor with a 1-0 victory when Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain's shot deflected in off Laurent Koscielny's hand in stoppage time. Wenger said after the game he had not seen whether it was...
    Tottenham are bigger than Manchester City - Mauricio Pochettino

    Tottenham are bigger than Manchester City - Mauricio Pochettino


    LONDON -- Mauricio Pochettino says Tottenham are a bigger club than Manchester City but he suggested that Saturday's opponents...

    LONDON -- Mauricio Pochettino says Tottenham are a bigger club than Manchester City but he suggested that Saturday's opponents are
    Guardiola takes the blame

    Guardiola takes the blame


    His players are struggling but Pep Guardiola insists the buck stops with him. Ahead of Manchester City's game with Tottenham, he wrote off his side's title chances and suggested too much has been expected of him. Mark Ogden...

    His players are struggling but Pep Guardiola insists the buck stops with him. Ahead of Manchester City's game with Tottenham, he wrote off his side's title chances and suggested too much has been expected of him. Mark Ogden »
    Guardiola ducks no issue, takes the blame for Man City's inconsistent form

    Guardiola ducks no issue, takes the blame for Man City's inconsistent form


    Steve Nicol says it will be interesting to watch how Pep Guardiola reacts if Man City lose to Tottenham again. Tottenham held Man City goalless in their last encounter, as a City own goal and Dele Alli propelled Spurs to the 2-0 win....

    Steve Nicol says it will be interesting to watch how Pep Guardiola reacts if Man City lose to Tottenham again. Tottenham held Man City goalless in their last encounter, as a City own goal and Dele Alli propelled Spurs to the 2-0 win. The Exploding Heads preview the huge game between Man City and Tottenham, and the Dembele-go-around. MANCHESTER, England -- It has become something of a weekly ordeal for Pep Guardiola to face the media and probing questions over his methods and results, although the Manchester City manager is dealing with his press conference interrogators more convincingly than goalkeeper Claudio Bravo is handling the challenge of repelling Premier League forwards. While Bravo, the error-prone goalkeeper who has become the topic of many of the questions faced by Guardiola, continues to seem out of his depth in...
    Knockaert the hero as Brighton win thriller vs. Sheff Wednesday

    Knockaert the hero as Brighton win thriller vs. Sheff Wednesday


    Brighton & Hove Albion Sheffield Wednesday 2 1 FT Game Details Live football odds with bet365. Bet...

    Brighton & Hove Albion Sheffield Wednesday 2 1 FT Game Details Live football odds with bet365. Bet Now » GameCast Lineups and Stats Anthony Knockaert scored a dramatic late winner as Brighton leapfrogged Newcastle to go top of the Championship with a bad-tempered 2-1 victory over Sheffield Wednesday. Knockaert settled the issue five minutes from time to give the Seagulls their fifth-successive home win in all competitions. The French winger drove Albion ahead but Wednesday drew level before the interval when Lewis Dunk put through his own goal. Albion were reduced to 10 men when Glenn Murray was red carded for handball -- but...

    Depor extend run of draws against 10-man Las Palmas


    Las Palmas Deportivo La Coruña 1 1 FT Game Details Live football odds with bet365. Bet...

    Las Palmas Deportivo La Coruña 1 1 FT Game Details Live football odds with bet365. Bet Now » GameCast Lineups and Stats Deportivo La Coruna recorded their fifth successive draw in all competitions after fighting back from a goal down to share the spoils with 10-man Las Palmas, the match finishing 1-1. Las Palmas, who are the only other side apart from Real Madrid yet to lose at home in LaLiga this season, took a 13th-minute lead when Mateo Garcia's volley deflected past Przemyslaw Tyton. Depor were back on terms midway through the second half, though, when Romania striker Florin Andone superbly finished a long through-ball...
    Atleti's new stadium costs could factor into Griezmann sale to Man Utd

    Atleti's new stadium costs could factor into Griezmann sale to Man Utd


    The winter transfer window is now in full swing! As usual, Transfer Talk has its finger on the pulse when it comes to which rumours...

    The winter transfer window is now in full swing! As usual, Transfer Talk has its finger on the pulse when it comes to which rumours are
    Atleti's new stadium costs could factor into Griezmann sale to Man Utd

    Atleti's new stadium costs could factor into Griezmann sale to Man Utd


    Steve Nicol runs through the latest from the rumour mill, with talks of Man United possibly making several moves. The winter transfer window is now in full swing! As usual, Transfer Talk has its finger on the pulse when it comes to which rumours are...

    Steve Nicol runs through the latest from the rumour mill, with talks of Man United possibly making several moves. The winter transfer window is now in full swing! As usual, Transfer Talk has its finger on the pulse when it comes to which rumours are picking up steam. Check out all the latest deals here. TOP STORY: Atleti stadium move forcing Griezmann sale We might be smack bang in the middle of the January transfer window, but Manchester United already have one eye on what they will be doing next summer and that's planning an eye-catching move to sign Antoine Griezmann from Atletico Madrid. According to...
    Joel Matip eligible for Liverpool selection vs. Swansea, says FIFA

    Joel Matip eligible for Liverpool selection vs. Swansea, says FIFA


    Liverpool defender Joel Matip has been cleared to play by FIFA after it dismissed the club-versus-country case which had been rumbling...

    Liverpool defender Joel Matip has been cleared to play by FIFA after it dismissed the club-versus-country case which had been rumbling on
    Saido Berahino completes move to Stoke City from West Brom

    Saido Berahino completes move to Stoke City from West Brom


    Saido Berahino signed for Stoke City on Friday after the club agreed a £12 million fee with West Bromwich Albion for the striker. The...

    Saido Berahino signed for Stoke City on Friday after the club agreed a £12 million fee with West Bromwich Albion for the striker. The Potters

    "Fraudiola" claims are ridiculous; Guardiola needs time at Man City


    Well, so much for the much ballyhooed supremacy of Spanish and German football. No wonder the Barcas and Bayerns have had their way in...

    Well, so much for the much ballyhooed supremacy of Spanish and German football. No wonder the Barcas and Bayerns have had their way in La